ABOUT GIL MORGENSTERNíS REFLECTIONS SERIES
"illuminating annual series"
New York Magazine
"excellent chamber music series"
Time Out New York
Violinist and artistic director Gil Morgensternís vision for a series of interdisciplinary concerts to be presented in non-traditional venues throughout the United States grew out of his years of experimentation with various art forms. He has co-founded various organizations dedicated to exploring the collaborative nature of the artistic disciplines including NCNY, a music and dance company with former Paul Taylor dancer Mary Cochran, and Nine Circles Chamber Theatre, a creative organization with writer Jonathan Levi. Over the years, Mr. Morgenstern has worked with musicians, actors, visual artists, composers and authors, directors and designers in an effort to expand performance traditions and create new interdisciplinary works.
Building on the enormous success of these ventures, Mr. Morgenstern created his Reflections Series, which saw its inaugural concert in 2007 in New York City. Since then, Reflections has grown to be presented in the United States in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania and North Carolina, and abroad in London, Rome, Florence and Capri, Italy.
Reflections Series presents solo and chamber music along with works of different artistic disciplines, engaging its audiences in combinations of music, text and images. Through its unique contextualization of historical artistic styles and events of their time period, its innovative programming entertains and enlightens the 21st century audience. Using both existing and original works, and with the collaboration of a superb ensemble of creative and performing artists representing all art forms, Reflections programs present works that both reflect upon one another and invite the audience to reflect anew on universal themes.
Listen to an interview with Gil Morgenstern ("a violinist - and a thinker") on WNYCís Soundcheck here.
The New York Times recently praised Gil Morgensternís "rich, penetrating tone." Read the review here.
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